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ABC
Apr 3, 2013 5:30pm PDT
tonight. >>> now we head to washington where today president obama drew attention to those across-the-board budget cuts with a personal action. those budget cuts, known as the sequester. the president said he will return 5% of his annual salary. that's $20,000, to show solidarity with government employees who will be furlough. the white house says obama will personally write a check to the treasury. >>> and also tonight, washington watchdog is back, watching out for the ways government squanders taxpayer dollars. after katrina, nearly a billion dollars was handed out for the rebuilding of homes. but tonight, the rebuilding, the money, is missing. abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: felicia higgins lost everything in katrina seven years ago. but, she built her home using federal money from the road home program. she still starts every day looking out at this. >> it hits you in the face every time you walk out the front door. >> reporter: abc news has learned that hundreds of millions from that program is missing. and was never used to restore her neighbo
FOX News
Mar 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
particularly at the places where the suffering is greatest. in washington, president obama and the first family attending easter services at st. john's church and the episcopal church. they h they-- we're told that former president and anti-apartheid leader, nelson mandela's condition is improving further. he's been receiving treatment for recurring pneumonia. a spokesperson saying he had a restful day out today. investors will be looking for signs for hiring and momentum. and this is stocks continuing to run into record territory with key indices breaking all-time highs. will the party, as they call it, continue on wall street? senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears, brenda buttner with a look ahead to the week on wall street, brenda? >> harris, forget about lions and lambs, march was all about bulls on wall street. on the last trading day of the month, s & p which powers many of your 401(k)'s hit an all-time high. blue chips have been breaking records since early march and will main street follow wall street? the recovery is having a tough time. unemployment, while stubbo
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
obama is pushing banks to make more mortgages available. "the washington post" reports the move could lead to the same risky spending that caused the housing crisis. #earnings. companies can now make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. all investors are required to receive the news at the same time. but you have to let them know you might make the announcements on twitter and facebook. >> interesting. i have to follow these companies now. get that inside info. thank you. >>> a couple recalls to tell you about. subaru is recalling 200,000 legacy and outback models for possible corrosion in brake lines. tyson is recalling products because they are not saying they have a product in there. >>> jaycee's rock nation is teaming up to form rock nation sports. >>> talk about a pay cut. jc penney ceo received no bonus and was paid a mere t million. it's down from his 53.3 million bucks he earned the year before. not bad. bill nar investor carl icahn has nuance calling. straight ahead, atlanta teachers are cheating. they were cheating their students in favor
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 10:00pm PDT
tired of washington not working. so what can i do to get washington working? if obama is president for another four years, i guess vote democrat to make the house sways back. is that a credible portion of the electorate? >> i think you will find that voters frequently try to express a dissatisfaction. and normally the way they do that is by voting against the incumbent party. and sam, in the house of representatives, that would be the republicans. and so if you were trying to vote anti gridlock in the next congressional election, it seems that would be an anti republican -- >> you know, i might be the only one in d.c. who thinks this, but i have -- >> that's why you're here. >> this is new york. >> for the speech you're about to make. >> i do believe that over time sequestration is going to cause so much pain in these districts that the party that's most associated with it will face electoral consequences. and that happens to be in this case the republican party. and i think they know it, too, which is why they have gone through this painstaking technique of saying it was obama's i
FOX News
Mar 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
states economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable. despite that the obama administration has held up the project citing environmental concerns. james rosen reports from washington. >> reporter: gregg, about two weeks remain in 45 day for comment. the ball will be back in april in obama's administration's court. portion of this 870 mile pipeline are already being built but portions have been held up citing environmental concerns. as envisioned by the corporation the pipeline would actually be the secondly of two and would bring online an estimated 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day. >> it's now been more than 1600 days since the initial permits were filed for building the pipeline. to put that in perspective it took the united states a little more than 1300 days to win world war ii and it took lewis and clark about 11s on days to walk the walk the louisiana purchase and back. >> on friday they proposed new regulations on the levels of subtle fer and gasoline and emissions from tail pipes. if finalized they would take place in 2017 and average cost of a car could rise $13
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 7:00pm PDT
people of medical care. we have president obama fundraiser. members of congress home in their district. some say they are doing constituent work. they are traveling around the world visiting different countries when they all should be back here in washington exempting the cancer drugs to the medicare patients can get their chemotherapy. if they would just come back to town and do their jobs. >> we have seen a massive consolidation in the last four years before the sequester of 40 years ago we evolved this cancer delivery system so that you can get treated in your low he cal community. and now we are devolving it and consolidating cancer care back again. patients fall through treatment cracks and have to go to the hospital. unfortunately costs not only the patients more but costs medicare more none any. i agree something has to be done about this immediately before it becomes even more of a crisis than it is. >> greta: with the article that i read it says because cancer drugs must be administered by physicians they are among a handful of pharmaceuticals which covers doctor visits and su
ABC
Apr 3, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> first lady michelle obama challenging kids to enter their favorite recipes in a healthy lunch contest. the winners will travel to washington, d.c. this summer, presenting their dishes at a white house lunchen. the first lady asking children ages 8-12 to create new trishus recipes if your kids want to submit recipes we have a link on our web site, dead line line is may 12th. >> a san rafael girl struck by an arrow received a care package from her favorite pop star. she is recovering quickly. yesterday a get well package arrived from tailor swift. packed with goodies like a tee shirt, poster and back back. she used swift's songs to keep her cool while being rushed to the hospital. apparently she saw tweets about nadine. >> my mom sthez is from tailor swift. i was like -- it was amazing. very no idea. >> her sister gave her a bow and arrow. it's compliments of a toy store in berkeley. police searching for the person that shot that arrow. >> tough little girl. >> traveling to and from school is proving to be a challenge for a group of children in china these students have to climb up and
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
debate on gun reform, president obama is looking for support outside of washington d.c. yesterday at a police academy not far from the site of last year's theater shooting in colorado, the president focused on universal background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed and nothing to do with the facts. but feeds into the suspicion about government. if there are any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners and you've been hearing that someone has taken away your guns, get the facts. we're not proposing gun registration system. we're proposing background checks for criminals. >> one of the most fascinating parts of the speech was when he talked about michelle saying if i lived in a rural area and i lived on a farm, i would want a gun in my house. he was talking about this is not about keeping guns away from people. michelle was talking to the president. the president by extension understan
FOX News
Apr 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
for you just a bit of that op ed piece that he wrote in "the washington post" on friday. obama erred in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes, energy and eupl aeu congratulations and compounded the error by sending joe biden off to conduct a study, an unnecessary delay when solutions were obvious. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action, not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign could maintain the momentum. directed very much at the president there, jim. >> right although of course i hope hillary clinton loved that line about biden failing, didn't she? i think what's really happening also is a greater precision about what is going on. rand paul asked last week, look, show me one thing in these gun proposal has would have stopped these guys from killing. and i don't think anybody had a good answer to them. as a matter of fact will salatan at slate.com this morning went through the cases of jar rod laughner, james holmes and the guy in connecticut, adam lan today and said these people were all clearly mentally ill, they were crazy
FOX News
Apr 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
the american spirit ♪ no matter when, no matteere ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> in washington, big story here today, new trouble for obamacare. tonight on special report, obama administration is delaying the implementation of special exchanges for small businesses, meantime, democrats have joined republicans in repealing a new tax on medical devices that was used to pay for the law. is obamacare beginning to crumble? we'll have a report and brit hume analysis. >> sequester furloughs may hit the federal government but not as hard. is the administration overstating the effect santa cruz what they said then and now. >> north korea says it will restarted start a reactor and increase nuclear weapons material. it's the latest standoff with the west. and the administration says the u.s. border with mexico has never been so secure. we'll tell you what the facts show. we start at 6:00 eastern. now back to "the five." ♪ all right i feeling so good myself ♪ ♪ well, it's all right >> brian: dr. ben carson is taking a lot of heat from the critics since the national prayer breakfast and speaking out about gay i
CNN
Apr 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
away. probably regret that later i bet. and in washington now, the first lady, mrs. obama, making a bit of a freudian slip perhaps? while describing her life at the white house. >> as a busy single mother. or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, stimgz when you got the husband as president, it can feel single. but he's there. >> oops. and recovery. she wasn't alone in the verbal missteps. the president is taking heat over comments he made over california's attorney general, kamala harris. he praised her and then said "she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country." guess what? that comment lit up social media with cries that the president was sexist. on what planet in his mind did he think that sounded like the right thing to say? said a woman. and another wondered if eric holder's feelings were hurt. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy, after a quick break. two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >>
CNBC
Apr 3, 2013 9:00am EDT
in the sand like an ostrich. we saw on the "washington post" an article, obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit. a frequent guest on my program said that would open the flood gates to risks and send us back to the path we were just trying to recover from. really? listen. young people, maybe it's better to rent for a while. when i was young, rates were 15%, 16%, you rent for a while. we don't need more tampering. it didn't work out the first time. back to you, david. >> it certainly did not, mr. santelli. what words of advice would they give for the smart phones today? tweet us and we'll air your responses next. welcome to the new new york state. what's the "new" in the new new york? a new property tax cap... and the lowest middle class income tax rate in 60 years... and a billion dollars in tax breaks and incentives. new opportunities for business. over 250,000 new private sector jobs were created over the last two years. and 17 straight months of job growth. with the most private sector jobs ever. lower taxes, new incentives, new jobs, now that's
MSNBC
Apr 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
two front rim. president obama going two for 22 on a day after hitting a layup on his 18th shot attempt. maybe he should stop getting his basketball tutorials from the washington wizards. but i digress. coming up at the top of the hour, lawmakers in connecticut sending a serious message to capitol hill passing tough new legislation aimed to crackdown on gun violence. the morning joe team will discuss what it could mean for the nationwide debate. when we come back, we'll huddle around the water cooler where a would-be burglar runs into trouble literally while trying to pull off a heist in australia. one of several security cam videos you can't afford to miss. way too early is coming back next. what's droid-recognition ? understanding you clearly... what is the capital of zimbabwe ? ... the first time you ask with the google voice search. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid recognition. droid powerful. you'll have to pay five hundred bucks for your deductible. the truth? at allstate, you could pay zero. allstate gives you a hundred dollars off your deductible the day you sig
FOX News
Apr 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >> this prediction in washington won't be scrambled by the sequester. the white house eastwill start 0 this morning. families will join president obama and the first lady for games and stories. pope francis leading an easter mass. he broke tradition entering the crowd in an uncovered pope mobile, kissing babies, shaking hands and shared a long embrace with a disabled boy. afterwards he delivered his easter message from the papal balcony calling for world peace. >> see those babies and people hugged and kissed. >> louisville university announcing its guard had a successful surgery after a horrific injury last night. you may have missed it when it happened but we have more on what happened. >> the school went into the final four but the entire team is at a loss coming to grips with a sight no one thought they would see. the point guard's leg buckled as he went for a shot. he had the bone reset and a rod inserted into his leg. despite his pain, ware cared more about his team. >> i don't think anyone with what we had to witness could have overcome it if it wasn't for kevin ware saying to the guys 12 ti
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2013 7:00pm PDT
until 2009. >> i ran for president because i thought we needed big changes and i do think in washington it is a little like "american idol," except everybody is simon cowell. >> president obama decided he should hang with jay one more time when he was once again a presidential candidate, this time running for re-election. >> what is a cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. if you have a case. the main cure, make sure you vote. >> joining me by phone, the man that spoke with jay leno about today's news, bill carter, national media reporter for "the new york times." bill, you spoke to jay and the story that you've written on it indicates this sounds like an orderly transition. >> that's what they're going for for sure. they have been through a lot of disorderly transitions in their history, and they were leaning the same direction until they got it sort of back on track in the past ten days. basically, jay agreeing to do it, the only way to make a transition work is for the outgoing host to decide yes, it is time for him to leave, same with johnny carson, c
CNN
Apr 4, 2013 2:00am PDT
far. according to the "wall street journal," the obama administration has decided to turn down the volume. white house correspondent dan lothian live from washington on that part of the story for us this morning. dan, this report reveals that the administration has a game plan for showing military force, but it also says the white house is now dialing back. why? >> reporter: well, you're right. i mean, the report talks about sort of this playbook, if you will, that has specific steps that was signed off on by the administration. essentially, the u.s. flexing its muscles to try to turn down the temperature, not only in north korea but also in the region there. but this report pointing out that the steps that the u.s. has taken may have been more provocative, may have pushed and provoked this new leader, kim jong-un, more than intended, so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind that the u.s. presence has been increasing in the region in recent weeks starting back on march 8th when the u.s. flew b-52s as part of what was described as a routine mission. then about 2 1
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
CNBC
Apr 3, 2013 3:00pm EDT
much. we have breaking news right now in washington. john harwood with the details. over to you, john. >> maria, this is part of the sequester battle this is symbolic. you had president obama at the white house confirming he's going to return 5% of his salary since the beginning of the sequester, which hit on march the 1st. now, the president makes $400,000 a year. that's a little more than $30,000 a month, which means that 5% of that for a month, so far, we're just in the beginning of april, is less than $2,000. not a consequential amount of money, but this is part of the president's attempt to get the high ground, especially as some of the sequester effects kick in. i wouldn't be at all surprised, we heard a similar thing from chuck hagel, the defense secretary, because a lot of the defense cuts are coming in defense, earlier today. i wouldn't be surprised if we hear that from some members of congress, with the question of leadership as well. but principally, only for those who like president obama, don't actually need that money, maria. >> john, thanks so much. john, let me ask you
FOX News
Apr 5, 2013 4:00pm PDT
house reiterated today it does not support the judge's decision. and president obama still feels the pill is bad for kids. and young girls shouldn't handle this kind of product alone. but, regardless of how washington sees it, a federal judge went ahead with the ruling anyway today, making buying the morning after pill as easy as it is to buy cough syrup or condoms. a move which has infuriated many who say this puts our youth's health in danger. >> you are allowing a very potent drug that is essentially a mega dose of the pill that does require doctor's supervision and just lowing open access right next to the candy bars to a girl with any kind of age. there is a very definite case to be made that you need medical supervision for that. >> but the judge says this case is not about the potential misuse of plan b by 11-year-olds. and these emergency contraceptives would be among the safest drugs sold over the counter, jon. >> jon: but the supporters of this ruling, what are they saying? >> well, they have a lot to say. of the president of the center for reproductive rights calling t
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
to serve. >>> president obama has already chosen a woman. julia pearson. to head the secret service and now hes is reportedly ready to name another top law enforcements official, a woman, lisa monaco to head the fbi. the "washington post" is reporting that lisa monaco, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser is on the top of the president's short list to replace long-time director robert mueller. she's only one of many women who could make headlines. joining me now bloomberg view margaret carlson and washington bureau chief, elizabeth bloomler. hillary clinton coming back from a little time to clean the closets, whatever she's been doing. get some rest. and she's been off since she left the state department now we're going to see her twice this week and in coming weeks on paid speeches. first, vital voices so near to her heart. this is the event tuesday night and joe biden will also be there i'm told. >> he's making noises, possibly. >> about 2016. she's going to appear at tina brown's event on friday in new york. this is a high profile relaunch of the former secretary of state. >> w
CNN
Apr 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
in a show of military might. dan lothian is live from washington. we're hearing this headline, dan, but at the same time we're also learning from the obama administration they have this so-called playbook for north korea. >> that's right. that was first reported by the "wall street journal" now independently confirmed by cnn that there was this playbook whereby the north korea did one thing, then the u.s. would react in a certain way. now there's this concern though, according to one official that perhaps they may have pushed north korea's leader too far. so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind over the last several weeks the u.s. really has been beefing up its presence in the region. twice last month the u.s. said b-52 bombers that fly over south korea as part of what we are told is a routine mission. there were navy ships sent to the region and then just yesterday, of course, we find out that this missile defense system will be sent to guam. a lot of concern because many u.s. officials really don't know kim jong-un. they believe that he is unpredictable. perhaps c
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
their interests in washington. i think some of them see honda as a old school democrats so you have the same challenges of obama with hillary clinton back in the presidential primaries in 2007. >> we were talking about phones before. mika has, i would say, love/hate relationship with apple but it's nor of a hate/hate relationship with apple. so we are trying out some new phones here just to see how it goes. i know you've seen this. this new microsoft system which visually is great. you see it around. it's really impressive. the question is -- you're talking about the ecosystem. the question is microsoft so far behind the 8 ball? you know, for most of us all roads lead to itunes. >> right. >> how do they make that leap? how does microsoft get back in the game? this is visually better than the iphone and does a a lot of good things but is it too big of a leap? >> it's a challenge. these things tend to go in cycles. i've been doing this about 30 years. 30 years ago apple and microsoft just coming into their own area apple kind of lost its way a little bit and microsoft took that vacuum and crea
FOX News
Apr 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
NBC
Apr 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
assault charges as well as charges of being under the influence. >>> president obama wraps up his bay area visit later today less than 24 hours after it began. he'll attend two fund-raisers hosted at private homes today before heading back to washington. >>> and the cal women's basketball team are on the move after a send-off at the pavilion. the team will take off from oakland international airport heading to new orleans for the final four in the ncaa tournament. >>> after the break, we'll have a look at weather and traffic. >>> welcome back. the time now, 9:28. most of the heavy rainfall pushing into the central valley. light, spotty activity up in the north bay. it's going to take a while for the roads to dry out. looking nice and dry for the big game tomorrow. the giants' home opener, 1:35, 59 degrees. your seven-day outlook in just a few minutes. let's check the drive with anthony. >> things are slow in oakland. 880 northbound moving very slow. you can see from our skycam, barely moving at all. lots of congestion. typical slow spot. in fremont, things clear up a bit. hayward and whipp
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